New Tipperary racetrack & casino gets green light

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Updated: June 13, 2011

The Irish planning authority, An Bord Pleanala has given its approval for the construction of a €460 million “Las Vegas-style” sports and leisure complex in Co Tipperary.

The 800-acre site, which is close to the village of Two-Mile-Borris, is set to include a 500-bedroom five-star hotel, a 6,000sq m casino, an all-weather racecourse, a greyhound track and a golf course. The new project is ideally located just off the M8 Dublin-Cork motorway and is expected to prove very popular with sports fans and even those who have no love of sports. It will also feature a full-size replica of the White House which will be used as “a banqueting facility” and to host wedding receptions.

Local trainer Aidan O’Brien and his wife Anne Marie were among those who spoke in favour of the development at recent hearings.

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